Ken Winters, owner of Staffback, a corporate recruiting firm in Santa Cruz, California, has some good advice for job seekers: get out of the house. He recommends spending at least one-third of your job-seeking time volunteering and making personal connections, and using the rest of your time to look for jobs online and to network electronically via LinkedIn.
Court-reporting student Kaila Tabasz is taking Winters’ advice, volunteering at Hope’s Closet, a non-profit organization that provides foster children with gently used clothing, while looking for a job. According to her LinkedIn profile, she also has a paralegal certificate and experience working in law offices.
Winters shares other good job-seeking tips in the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s helpful article, and highly recommends using LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/. His recommendation of the online professional network, currently in use by over 120 million professionals, reminds me that I still discover many legal professionals, lawyers and paralegals alike, who do not use LinkedIn at all, not even publishing the most basic profile with just a name, job title, and current employer.
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? It’s one of the best free investments you can make right now for your professional future.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel